Welcome to DLF’s Dynasty Aftermath. This Tuesday staple has long been one of our signature pieces as we have a little fun after a tough week at the Dynasty League Football office. You’ll find this article will review the week’s happenings in a variety of ways and help set you up for the coming weeks as we spin around the league in the way we know best. After seven weeks, the contenders are starting to further set themselves apart from the pretenders in both reality and fantasy. Let’s take our weekly spin around the league!
Week Seven Fantasy MVP When Tampa Bay signed Vincent Jackson in the off-season, this is what they had in mind. Jackson exploded on Sunday to the tune of seven catches for 216 yards and a touchdown. He would have had a second score had he not been surprisingly caught from behind, but that was a huge performance nonetheless. Dynasty owners have to also love the 14 targets he had as well. Jackson tends to be a “boom or bust” type of player, but he does seem to be developing some chemistry with Josh Freeman.
Week Six Fantasy LVP You and I had as many points as Vernon Davis did this week. After beginning the season on fire, Davis now has just three catches for 36 yards over the past two weeks after his goose egg this week. Hey, at least he had a tackle on a turnover in IDP leagues! Yuck.
Lineup Fun The virtually unbeatable lineup of the week…
QB Drew Brees NO = 377 passing yards, four touchdowns, one interception
RB Chris Johnson TEN = 195 rushing yards, two touchdowns
RB Fred Jackson BUF = 8 catches, 120 total yards, one touchdown
RB Adrian Peterson MIN = 153 rushing yards, one touchdown
WR Vincent Jackson TB = 7 receptions, 216 yards, one touchdown
WR Randall Cobb GB = 8 receptions, 89 receiving yards, two touchdowns
WR Jordy Nelson GB = 8 receptions, 122 yards, one touchdown
TE Rob Gronkowski = 6 receptions, 78 yards, two touchdowns
The dominant underdog lineup of the week…
QB Brandon Weeden CLE = 264 passing yards, two touchdowns
RB Shonn Greene NYJ = 6 catches, 88 total yards, one touchdown
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling ARI = 4 catches, 149 total yards, one touchdown
RB Rashad Jennings JAX = 7 catches, 102 total yards, one touchdown
WR Jeremy Kerley NYJ = 7 catches, 120 receiving yards
WR Santana Moss WAS = 3 catches, 67 yards, two touchdowns
WR Kevin Walter HOU = 4 catches, 74 yards, one touchdown
TE Logan Paulsen WAS = 4 catches, 76 yards
The unexpectedly horrible lineup of the week…
QB Russell Wilson SEA = 122 passing yards, no touchdowns, one interception
RB Maurice Jones-Drew = 6 rushing yards and a serious foot injury
RB DeAngelo Williams CAR = 4 rushing yards on two carries
RB William Powell ARI = 18 total yards, one catch
WR Calvin Johnson DET =3 catches, 34 receiving yards
WR Sidney Rice SEA = 2 catches, 32 receiving yards
WR Brandon Lloyd NE = 1 catch, 6 receiving yards
TE Vernon Davis SF = One solo tackle (heh)
I’d be worried if…
I own Brandon Lloyd in my dynasty league. It’s just not working right now with him and the Pats.
I was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with William Powell. He was benched this week after an early fumble and gave way to LaRod Stephens Howling, who actually played well. Time will tell, but he missed out on a nice opportunity this week.
I’m hoping for nice production from Alex Green. Yuck.
I think Chris Johnson has turned a corner and is an elite RB1 again. Sorry, we need to see a lot more than one game for that.
I have Greg Jennings on my dynasty team. The Packers seem to be doing just fine without him and it seems he may just be in another uniform next year, leaving Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson as the new “big three” for Aaron Rodgers.
I think Victor Cruz is ever going to slow down. Expect more salsas.
I have Maurice Jones-Drew in my dynasty league. Foot injuires aren’t fun and let’s just hope this doesn’t turn into a Darren McFadden-esque type of 2011 mess.
I expect this run of Shonn Greene to continue.
I have Cam Newton as my QB1. Wouldn’t we all just like to swap out year one for year two in terms of his maturity?
I have any Panthers running back. This has become a total joke. Hopefully a new GM can straighten things out, but they’re hands off for now.
I had hopes for using Nate Burleson for a bye week filler. That’s not happening, so the world will quickly find out about one Ryan Broyles.
I think Alfred Morris is going away soon.
I think Wes Welker is still in the doghouse.
I have hopes that Felix Jones can stay healthy through even an entire game.